Jersey Mike’s Subs will officially open its doors in Altamonte Springs next week. Jersey Mike’s owner, Jeff Padgett, knows the importance of community relations and will celebrate his new ties when he holds a grand opening on Wed., Jan. 14. This is Padgett’s second Jersey Mike’s store in Central Florida. He opened his first in Lake Mary in October 2007.
The store, located at 851 South State Rd., in the Gateway Crossing Shopping Center, is hosting a 5-day fundraiser for the Lake Brantley High School Patriots in honor of the grand opening. Customers who donate $1 to the Patriots will receive a free regular sub through Sun., Jan. 18.
“There’s nothing that brings a community together quite like high school sports and because of the Patriots’ excellent work ethic and winning attitude, we wanted to support their efforts,” said Padgett. “We’d like to welcome everyone in the community to come out for a free sub and support the Patriots.”
According to Peter Cancro, founder and CEO of Jersey Mike’s Franchise Systems, reaching out to the community is a key component of Jersey Mike’s mission. All franchise owners find ways to support their neighbors and employees are encouraged to volunteer their time and talents as well.
“You can sell the best products in town, but if you don’t become a part of the community that you serve, you will never be a success,” Cancro said. “Jeff cares a great deal about becoming part of the community by partnering with it. I congratulate him on this new store and applaud him for his commitment to the community.”
Padgett started working in the restaurant business as a student in North Carolina. At East Carolina University he worked his way up to managing a local Jersey Mike’s and hasn’t looked back since.
Store hours are 10:30 a.m to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays. You can contact this store directly at (407) 293-1715.
Jersey Mike’s, a sub sandwich franchise with more than 400 stores open and under development nationwide, has a long history of community involvement and support. Started at the Jersey Shore in 1956, Jersey Mike’s serves authentic Northeast style subs on fresh baked bread – the same recipe it started with over 50 years ago. The company’s mission is to bring its customers the highest quality, freshest made sub in the industry and give back to the communities in which it operates. A store locator and franchise information for Jersey Mike’s can be found at www.jerseymikes.com.